By Terry Tang
Associated Press 

Skateboard postage stamps deliver Indigenous art


April 12, 2023

AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

Expert skateboarder Di'Orr Greenwood, an artist born and raised in the Navajo Nation in Arizona and whose work is featured on new U.S. stamps, rides her skateboard in the Venice Beach neighborhood in Los Angeles on March 20. The U.S. Postal Service has released four "Art of the Skateboard" stamps, including one by Juneau artist Crystal Worl.

PHOENIX (AP) - Years ago, skateboarding was branded as a hobby for rebels or stoners in city streets, schoolyards and back alleys. Those days are long gone.

Skateboarding, which has Native Hawaiian roots connected to surfing, no longer is on the fringes. It became an Olympic sport in 2020. There are numerous amateur and professional skateboarding competitions in the U.S. And on March 24, the U.S. Postal Service issued stamps that laud the sport - and what Indigenous groups have brought to the skating culture.

Di'Orr Greenwood, 27, an artist born and raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona wh...

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